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[ecrea] CFP- Special Issue- Media & Religion- Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research

Wed Mar 05 20:52:43 GMT 2008

>Call for Papers: Special Issue
>(Download articles for issue 1.1 free)
>Religions are based on love and peace, not force (argue religious
>proponents), which would ring well in peace-loving liberal newsrooms. As
>Fred Barnes mentions in the Daily Standard, "When it comes to religion,
>the press seems at odds with itself. On the one hand, religion pervades
>newspapers as part of the background on topics from politics and economics
>to sports and the arts. And on the other hand, stories about religion
>itself infrequently address religion's beliefs and values." Hence, one
>would argue that there are many moments where it becomes painfully
>apparent that media elites redeem different religions.
>This special issue of the journal addresses the complex relationship
>between media and religion and the medias portrayal of faith and
>religious beliefs/groups in various societies and cultures. It calls for a
>serious and urgent "genuine dialogue of cultures and religions" based on
>faith and reason through media discourses. The key line of thinking
>offered here is that the media coverage of religion has raised once again
>the argument that God could never countenance the coercive violence of
>radical religions, and therefore radical religion invoking God is
>Research papers are invited regarding (and not necessarily limited to) the
>following areas of enquiries:
>1. How different media from around the world cover different religions and
>faith groups?
>2. What do the media include, or exclude from different religions?
>3. What voices (radical/moderate) are covered in different religions?
>4. How often religion is used to identify people in the media?
>5. How the media relate religion with wars?
>6- To what extent does the media coverage of religion substantiate the
>clash of civilisations thesis?
>7- What freedom/responsibility should be there in covering religions and
>faith groups?
>Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted via
>e-mail, to Dr Ibrahim Saleh (Special Issue Editor). Each manuscript should
>be no more than 8000 words in main text and 150 words in abstract. All
>submissions will be blind-refereed.
>Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Arab and
>Muslim Media Research
>( ) before you
>formally submit your paper.
>Dr Ibrahim Saleh
>Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
>Director of the AUC Connect Project, The American University in Cairo
>Deputy of 'Journalism Research and Education Section', Elected Chair (2008)
>The International Association For Media & Communication Research (IAMCR)
>Email:(librasma /at/ & (librasma /at/
>Phone: 00-202-27976263
>Fax: 00-202-22906882

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